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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The AAMC is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We develop strategic initiatives to cultivate a diverse and culturally prepared workforce, advance inclusion excellence, imbue equity-mindedness, and enhance engagement with local communities. Learn more about our mission, goals, programs and initiatives, organized by portfolio.

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What's New in Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Upcoming Events with the Action Collaborative for Black Men in Medicine

Join the Action Collaborative in February for weekly Virtual Forums that delve into the findings from last fall’s Strategy Summit. And join the National Meeting on March 8-9 to address underrepresentation of Black men in medicine.

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IDEAS Learning Series: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Anti-racism

IDEAS is a monthly webinar series to help you foster inclusive environments; create equitable advancement, promotion, and tenure policies; and promote anti-racist policies, education, and institutional practices. Join us on March 21 for our next webinar, “Becoming Active Bystanders and Advocates.”

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AAMC Awards Now Accepting Nominations

The Herbert W. Nickens Awards recognize faculty and students for outstanding contributions to addressing health inequity. The Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement recognizes an AAMC-member institution committed to partnering with the community it serves to identify and address community needs. Nominations are due in March and April.

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Restorative Justice in Academic Medicine (RJAM) Facilitator Training

February 22-24, 2023
Washington, DC

This in-person program teaches a relational framework for responding to harm and will help practitioners develop the skills to create more supportive, inclusive, and resilient learning communities.

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David A. Acosta, MD

“Understanding the assumptions and behaviors that are tied to our implicit biases allows teams to engage and embrace their differences and move toward solving complex problems.”

David A. Acosta, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

MedEdPORTAL: Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity

Our collection of diversity, inclusion and health equity resources.

Academic Medicine: Justice, Disparities, and Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Populations

Our collection of articles about how to eliminate inequities in care received by vulnerable and underserved populations.